Yahoo News: Doctor recommends snacks to promote liver health

The University of Cincinnati's Michael Schoech, MD, provided comments for a Parade/Yahoo News article discussing snacks that help promote liver health.

“My first-choice snack is Greek yogurt,” Schoech, associate professor of medicine at the UC College of Medicine and a hepatologist at UC Health, said. “It is a high-impact snack which is high in protein and lower in carbohydrates and sodium.”

Perhaps surprisingly, Schoech also recommended coffee with a splash of cream, as evidence suggests a benefit of coffee to your overall liver health.

“Eating a well-balanced diet is by far the most important consideration for liver health including a diet high in fiber and protein with fresh fruits and vegetables,” Schoech said. “Healthy proteins for your liver include fish and chicken, like what is recommended in the Mediterranean diet.”

Schoech said it is additionally recommended to limit alcohol consumption to one drink daily for women and two for men.

Read the Yahoo News article, originally published in Parade.

Featured photo at top of a bowl of yogurt, granola and berries. Photo/Tanaphong Toochinda/Unsplash.

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